A new open source development board has been created by Swedish electric car start-up Uniti which offers an Arduino compatible board which has been specifically designed for controlling three-phase motors.
Due to the Uniti ARC being Arduino compatible the development board can be easily programmed using the Arduino IDE. The board has also been equipped with a ATmega64M1 at 16 MHz, and comes with a 12-bit high speed three-phase motor controller, CAN 2.0 A/B transceiver for real-time communication.
Together with 10-bit digital to analog converter, and four analog comparators, its creators explain more details about the new board and its features.
The “Uniti ARC” combines the familiar layout of Arduino with a number of other powerful features that will help facilitate the prototyping of electronic machinery — which includes the company’s own EV. The ARC inherits the versatility of the Arduino and even expands it. Therefore, the possibilities of what you can build with it are only limited by your creativity. Every electric motor can also be used as a generator! Let your imagination go wild…
It is designed to empower makers, startups, educators and anyone else, to be part of the electric vehicle revolution by making electric car prototyping more accessible for a wider public.
Specifications include :
– ATmega 64M1 16Mhz
– 12-bit high speed three phase motor controller
– CAN 2.0 A/B with tranceiver
– 10-bit digital to analogue converter
– Four analogue comparators
– Fully compatible with Arduino IDE
– Basic feature set of Arduino Uno
– Made in Sweden
For more information on the new Uniti Arc micro-controller board which is now available to purchase priced at around $60, jump over to the official Uniti website for details following the link below. If you enjoyed this article you are sure to enjoy how to build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer project which is easy to build with basic Arduino skills.